Nothing can beat that cinema experience: a huge, imposing screen, booming audio and striking visuals, cosy seats (well at least most of the time), that mouth-watering smell of popcorn and the thrill of watching with dozens, even hundreds of people, all around you. While the thought of buying DVDs and watching your favourite flicks from the comfort of your own home is a tempting option in here in China, no wide screen TV or laptop can deliver the magic and power of a movie as great as in the cinema. The standards of China’s cinemas have come a long way in recent years, and even the foreign movie selection process shows signs of improvement – despite the limited numbers of foreign movies being screened here each year.
So why not treat yourself to a night at the movies right here in Guangzhou? Yes, the foreign flicks do usually have subtitles, and no, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg – especially if you know when to go and what deals apply to you. This article explains who can get discounts and when at Guangzhou’s movie theatres, and is therefore your guide to the affordable world of cinema in Guangzhou (offers valid at time of writing, but may be subject to change).
Guangzhou UME 广州UME国际影城 View In Map
All local primary, secondary and university students under the age of 23 can enjoy 30-40% discounts on cinema tickets all day, every day with valid student ID. People over the age 60 get 10 RMB off cinema tickets after 12:00 whenever they show their valid IDs.
Now for those of us in that age bracket where discounts don’t come as easy:
Monday: customers with membership cards can enjoy a 30-40% discount in addition to the existing 15-30% membership discount.
Tuesday: movies are free all day for ladies on Tuesdays provided they are accompanied by a man (and a deposit required equivalent to the price of the ticket is required);
Wednesday: 30-40% off for everyone all day!
Mon, Thurs and Fri: 30-40% off before 18:00
Sat and Sun: 30-40% off before midday
Add: 6F, New 1st City, Grandbuy Mall, 498 Baogang Dadao, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020 8425 7979
Warner Jinyi International Cinema 华纳金逸国际影城 View In Map
Mon-Thurs: tickets are half price before 18:00
Tue: tickets are half price on Tuesdays and parking is free
Sat-Sun: half price before 12:00
Add: 3F, Weijiasi Plaza, Pearl River New City, 188 Huangpu Dadao, Guangzhou
Galaxy Cinema 天河电影城 View In Map
Daily: tickets for films before 13:00 and after 22:30 are half price
Tue: half price all day
Mon-Fri: 20% off tickets before 18:00
Gold and diamond card members can enjoy 50% off all day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Student membership card holders can get discounts of up to 60% off. Members can also park their cars for free for three hours.
Add: 4-7 F, West Tower, Tianyu Square, 621-625 Tianhe Lu, Guangzhou
Tel: 020 8757 6722
China Plaza Theatre 中华广场电影城 View In Map
Daily: half price every day before 12:00 and after 22:00
The same discount applies to students.
Add: 8F, China Plaza, 33 Zhongshan Sanlu, Guangzhou
Tel: 020 8373 9423
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